Should I have abstained from H. Communion
(07-24-2012, 01:20 PM)Pilgrim Wrote:
(07-24-2012, 12:02 PM)newyorkcatholic Wrote: Safe to assume He did, IMHO.  But not that important to establish the morality of drinking wine in reasonable amounts.  First of all it's not intrinsically wrong (doesn't contradict natural law), second of all it's recommended in other parts of scripture, third Our Lord drank it in the Last Supper, fourth at Cana even if He didn't drink it He did make water into wine which He wouldn't have done if it were evil... there are probably more arguments, but just to list a few.

One thing to remember is that our Lord was Incarnate long before water treatment plants.  Frankly, alcohol was a lot safer than much of the local water supply back in those days (or, frankly, any days prior to the late nineteenth century or so).

Very true, but that doesn't mean that we cannot enjoy it now for the sake of flavor, etc, if we so choose.  Tapestries were used to keep out drafts, but people still have them for decor purposes.

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Re: Should I have abstained from H. Communion - by OCLittleFlower - 07-24-2012, 02:39 PM

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